Hardy Boer Meat Goats
Boer Goat and Meat Goat Events in Arkansas and Missouri
Attending events such as sanctioned Boer goat shows, junior Boer goat shows, market meat goat shows, educational seminars, and meat goat and Boer goat association meetings is a good way to learn more about the meat goat industry and ways to improve ones operation and production efficiency. Visiting and networking with other produces at these events, is also a good way to buy or sell breeding stock.
While we at Critter Ridge have made the production of breeding stock for commercial meat goat producers our primary goal, we believe that both open Boer goat shows and youth shows are very important for promoting the meat goat industry and improving the genetic base of the Boer breed. For that reason we have worked hard to promote these shows at the Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds in Harrison, Arkansas, and at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock.
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and Dean Johnson, showing Boer goats at the Marion County Fair and at
theArkansas State Fair.
January 20th, 2013, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting, 2:00 PM, Farm Bureau Building, 110 Industrial Park Road, Harrison, Arkansas. Planning events for 2013 and the election of officers. http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.
March 23rd, 2013, Southwest Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the McDonald County Fairgrounds, 100 Mustang Lane, Anderson, Missouri (near intersection of Hwy 76 and 71B and adjacent to the high school.) Topics include: 1) Interactive session on basic knowledge of sheep and goats, 2) Profit with sheep and goats, 3) Why consider hair sheep, 4) Panel of producing on how to make money with sheep and goats, 5) Diseases of sheep and goats, 6) How to diagnose internal parasites 7) Fencing and facilities for sheep and goats. For those who pre-register before March 19, the cost is $10 per person for the conference with lunch. Simply mail your registration information to the Newton County Extension Center, Smith Hall (Crowder College), 601 Laclede Avenue, Neosho, Missouri 64850. Registration is $15 at the door on the day of the event. You also may contact the Newton County Extension Center at 417-455-9500 or email email@example.com to register or for more information.
April 5th, 2013, Missouri Sheep and Goat Fitting and Showmanship clinic, BUB Ranch, Oregon County Buying Station, Highway 63 South, Koshkonong, Missouri, contact Howell County Extension Office, 217 Aid Avenue, West Plains, Missouri, (417) 256-2391.
April 6th, 2013, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting and goat clinic, 9:30 AM at Silver Hill Farms, http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.
April 6th, 2013, Southern Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference, West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis Street, West Plains, Missouri 65775, 9-9:30 AM Registration, Meeting until 3 PM; Topics: introduction to sheep and goats, why hair sheep? how to maximize profits with sheep and goats, facilities and fencing for sheep and goats, diseases of sheep and goats, comments, evaluation. Call Howell County Extension to register: 417-256-2391 (Registration fee is based on costs of lunch—TBA—probably $10).
April 13th, 2013, Southwest Missouri Sheep and Goat Fitting and Showmanship clinic, Double Down Arena, 5585 West Belle Center Road, Joplin, Missouri, 9:30 AM till 3 PM, Registration at 8:45 AM, contact Newton County Extension, (417) 445-9500, or Jasper County Extension, (417) 358-2158.
April 20th and 21st, 2013, Arkansas Meat Goat Association 5th Annual Arkansas Classic, 3 ABGA shows, Clark County Fair Grounds, 1201 Highway 675, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923, Two open shows Saturday, one Sunday. Check in time: Noon till 7:30 PM, April 19th. Entry fee $10.00 per class by April 13th. late entry, $20.00 per class.. Pen fee: $5:00. ABGA judges TBA. Contact person: Ronald Morrison, (870) 270-4882, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 20th, 2013, Show Me Spring Spectacular. Two ABGA shows, Missouri State Fair Grounds, 2503 West 16th Street, Sadalia, Missouri 65301. Arrival time after 1:00 PM, April 19th. Check in time: 1:00PM till 2:00 PM Saturday. Entry fee $10.00 per class by April 12th. late entry, $20.00 per class.. No pen fee:. ABGA judges Joe Teal, Saturday AM. Contact person: Tracy Diefenbach, (816) 533- 2563 after 6 PM, email@example.com, http://www.mjbga.com.
April 21st, 2013, Area 2 Junior ABGA Regional Show, Missouri State Fair Grounds, 2503 West 16th Street, Sadalia, Missouri 65301. Arrival time after 1:00 PM, April 19th. Check in time: 8:00 AM till 9:00 AM Saturday. Entry fee $10.00 per class by April 12th. late entry, $20.00 per class.. No pen fee. ABGA judge: Kay Garrett. Contact person: Tracy Diefenbach, (816) 533- 2563 after 6 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mjbga.com.
April 27 and 28th, 2013, Sixth Annual Diamond Classic, Three ABGA Shows, Pike County Fair Grounds, 535 Highway 8N, Glenwood, Arkansas 71943, Entry Fee $20.00 due by April 26th. Arrival date April 26th and 27th, Registration Check in time after 4:00 PM Friday and 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. 1/2 of entry fees paid back to division and over-all champions in first and third shows. ABGA Judges: Jack Talley, Jesse Cornelius, Kay Garrett. Contact person: Mark Berry, (870) 828-1734, email@example.com, http://www.berrysghfarm.com.
April 30th, 2013, Abbreviated FEC and FAMACHA Workshop for 4-H’ers, Faulkner County Natural Resources Office, Conway, Arkansas, contact Leigh Helms, (501) 3219-8344.
May 18th, and 19th, 2013, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association 12th Annual Spring Classic, 3 ABGA shows, Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds, 1400 Fair Grounds Road, Harrison, Arkansas 72601, two ABGA Sanctioned Open Shows on Saturday one on Sunday, early entry fee $15.00, early entry deadline, May 13th, Late entry fee $20:00, check in time 6:00 PM May 17th, ABGA Judges: Kay Garrett, Josh Taylor, Julie Brown. The contact person is Robert McMahen, (870) 577-1759, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.northarkboers.com.
May 25th and 26th, 2013, SEMO Meat Goat Producers 5th Annual Spring Fling "Goats in the Park," 3 ABGA Shows, Arena Park, Kiwanis Drive, Cape Gerado, Missouri, 63701, First ABGA show on Saturday at 11:00 AM, Mark Berry, Judge, Followed by a Youth Wether Show, Second ABGA Show, Saturday at 5:00 PM, David Carwell, Judge, Thrird ABGA Show Sunday at 9:00 AM, Judge TBA, Entry fee $15.00 for open shows, $10.00 for youth wether show. No late fees or pen fees. Check in on May 24th begining at noon. Contact person Eva Rainwater, (573) 866-2045, email@example.com.
May 25th, 2013, Goat and Sheep Consignment Sale, All Breeds of Goats and Sheep, Goat and Sheep Producers of Arkansas, Ducket Farm, 146 highway 174 North, Hope, Arkansas 71802, Contact: Chris Sweat, (479) 790-6905 or Jesse Duckett, (870) 703-7321
July 21st, 2013, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting, 2:00 PM, Farm Bureau Building, 110 Industrial Park Road, Harrison, Arkansas, http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.
August 1st, 2013, Ozark Empire Fair, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 North Grant, Springfield, Missouri, early entry fee $10.00, due by July 17th, late entry fee $20.00, judge TBA, contact person Brittany Gillig, (417) 833-2660, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.ozarkempirefair.com.
August 13th, 2013, Missouri State Fair, Missouri State Fairgrounds, 2503 west 16th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301, Entry fee $8.00, due by July 1st, Late entry fee $16.00 due by August 1st. No pen fee. Arrival date August 11th. ABGA Judge Jeremy Church, Contact Person: Edna Vollmer, (660) 530-5616, http://www.mostatefair.com.
August 31st, 2013, North Missouri Meat Goat Producers, 2 ABGA Shows, Litton AG Center, 10856 Liv 235, Chillcothe, Missouri 64601, Entry fee $10 due by August 24th. Late entry fee $20, No pen fee. ABGA Judges Jesse Kimmel and Josh Taylor. Contact person Tisha Diefenbach, (816) 519-1668, email@example.com.
September 7th and 8th, 2013, Southwest Missouri Boer Goat Classic, Vernon County Fair Grounds, 500 North Centenial Blvd. Nevada, Missouri, shows at 10:00 AM and 2:30 PM on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday, entry fee $20 by August28th, Pen fee $5, Judges: TBA, contact person Marla Sneed, (417) 448-9615, firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2013, Northwest Arkansas District Fair, Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds, 1400 Fair Grounds Road, Harrison, Arkansas 72601, Junior Market Meat Goats and Junior Boer Goats, contact person Robert McMahen, (870) 577-1759, email@example.com, http://www.northarkboers.com.
October 11th and 12th, 2013, Arkansas State Fair, 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas,72206, Two ABGA Sanctioned Open Boer Goat Shows at 9:00AM on Friday and on Saturday after Junior Boer Goat Show. One Junior Boer Goat Show at 8:00AM on Saturday, entry fee $12 due by September 1st, ABGA Judges TBA, contact person Scott and Jennifer Hawthorn, (870) 246-6353, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.arkansasstatefair.com.
October 13th and 14th, 2013, Arkansas State Fair, 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas,72206, Junior Market Meat Goat Show, Judge: TBA, http://www.arkansasstatefair.com.
October, 19th, 2013, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting and pasture walk at Phil and Connie Swan's farm in Lead Hill.. Details TBA. http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.
October 26th, 2013, 9AM to 3PM, Southern Missouri Sheep and Goat Conferance, Polk County Fair Grounds, 4560 South 100th Road, Boliver, Missouri, registration $5.00, contact Polk County Extension Center, (417) 326-4916.
November 8th, 2013, 9AM to 3PM, Workshop/Seminar on Growing Sheep and Goats in retro-fitted Chicken Houses, Southern Arkansas University, Donald W. Reynolds Biulding, 100 East University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753, http://goatproducersofarkansas.com/SPECIAL_EVENT.html.
November 16th, 2013, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, South Central Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference, Ava Victory Academy (morning) and Douglas County Fair Grounds (afternoon), 1005 NW 12th Street, Sheep and Goats 101, Profitability, Health Concerns, Vaccinations, Parasite Protocol, Selection of Breeding Stock, cost $15 if preregistered by noon November 15th, $20 at the door. Contact (417) 683-4009 or email@example.com.
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